Winchester houses and people c.1650-c.1710
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Winchester houses and people c.1650-c.1710 a study based on probate inventory evidence. by Michael Robert May

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Thesis (PhD) - King Alfred"s College, 1998.

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Open LibraryOL18767937M

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